Jerry Berger penned his last column today. Although he was gossipy and at times corny...Berger picked up on more news than many of the reporters he worked with over the past couple decades.
His column was always worth a scan to see what news didn't make it into the rest of the paper. He covered things that were too trivial or too sensitive to go in depth on. Sensitive in the sense that he could get a story on background that other reporters couldn't.
It was a mix of hard and soft news in a tradition that stretches back to the beginnings of newswritting and Berger was an excellent purveyor of the craft.
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